Is a Ford Evxploer a good truck

Asked by Mar 25, 2012 at 12:00 AM about the 2004 Ford Explorer XLS V6

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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My personal opinion is no. The Explorer is based on the Ranger platform, and they ALL have a tendency towards having a LOT of problems with the automatic transmissions, particularly so in the Explorer, due to the increased weight and engine output. If you can find one with a manual transmission, you are less likely to have as many issues.

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I most people I talk have given it the nickename exploder

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@Beverly I worked in auto parts for 7 years or so, and have been a mechanic for a little over 12 years, and that is *exactly* the nickname I use, and have used as far back as I can remember.

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